Thursday, May 10, 2012

transform passive knowledge transmission to active learning with computers

A blog response to victor's blog post here  on http://drvictorlimfei.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/of-embedding-or-integrating-ict-in-teaching-and-learning/
http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-technologies-foster-learning-by.html

I have come to realize computers have the potential to transform passive knowledge transmission to active learning with computers. That is the real game changer in education for me.
Embed or integrate still perhaps gives me a sense of doing the same "passive knowledge transmission" better or more efficiently or effectively, more commonly proxy by higher tests and examinations scores, which really misses the whole point of education.
At this point in my life, computers can be use as tools for performing real tasks that has a higher chance of making a difference for the betterment of the world.


i have a blog post that talks about  How Technologies Foster Learning by Jonassen, Peck and Wilson (1999)

enjoy!